Agenda Announced: 40th Annual Oatmeal Festival

If you’re like most, you’ll want to experience all that the Oatmeal Festival has to offer. Plan ahead! See below for all event times and locations. And click here to view our festival brochure.

Friday, September 1 @ 5p-9p

Location: Oatmeal Community Center

  • 5:03 p.m.
    • Arts & Crafts
    • BBQ Supper
    • Run for Your Oats Packet Pickup
  • 6:33 p.m.
  • 8:03 p.m.
    • Live Music featuring Big Anton and the Alleycats

Saturday, September 2 @ 8a-5p

Location: Downtown Bertram

  • 8:03 a.m.

    • Trail Ride (Oatmeal to Bertram)
    • Run for Your Oats 3.3 Mile Race (Downtown Bertram)
    • Arts & Crafts: View the full list of festival vendors here.
    • Food Vendors: View the full list of festival vendors here.
    • Kid-friendly Activities: View the full list of festival vendors here.
      • Water Slide, Rock Wall, etc.
  • 9:00 a.m.
    • Scavenger Hunt hosted by Friends of the Bertram Library (Thrift Store)
  • 9:33 a.m.
    • Bake off (Allied Underground Building – corner of Vaughan & Grange)
    • Pet Parade (Vaughan Street)
      • Awards Include: Largest Pet, Smallest Pet, Best Dressed Pet, Most Unusual Pet, Best Oatmeal Themed Pet, Best of Show
  • 10:33 a.m.
    • Grand Parade (Vaughan Street) **Bring your lawn chairs!**
      • Fly-over by Bertram Air Force
      • Floats & Live Music
      • Goat Gap Grits Guzzler
  • 11:03 a.m.
    • Entertainment at Globe Theatre: Live Music & Refreshments
      • All day wristbands for $5 (Kids under 12 are free with an adult)
  • 11:33 a.m.
    • Live Music (Johnnie Mae Wheeler Park)
      • Bluebonnet Pickers, Hill Country Blenders, Rio Rising
    • Entertainment (City Stage)
      • Yogi Fit, Courage Cheer
    • *NEW this year* BBQ Cook-off (Next to Bertram Library)
      • $10 – Adults, $5 – Children
      • 11 cooking stations — get it while it lasts!
  • 12:03 p.m.
    • Washer Pitching Contest
    • “World Championship Games” (In front of City Hall)
      • Cow Chip Kick, Oatmeal Eating, Egg Toss, Tortilla Toss, Oat Box Stack, Goat Pill Pop-Off, Toilet Seat Toss, Washer Tourney
  • 1:33 p.m.
    • Homecoming for Bertram High School Graduates (Joanne Cole Mitte Memorial Library Meeting Room)
  • 3:03 p.m.
    • Bake off Results Announced (City Stage)
  • 9:03 p.m.
    • Street Dance featuring live music from James Ridge and Jarrod Birmingham
      • $10 entry fee, BYOB, No glass please!

A Big THANK YOU to Our 2017 Festival Sponsors

Hurricane Relief Donations

For more details on how you can donate to the victims of Hurricane Harvey before or during the festival, please click here.

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